Ted Stevens

USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes.

Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six years as senior executive of human resources at the FBI. Before that, she held high-ranking jobs at the Northwest and West Coast Conferences in college sports.

The USOC announced Guthrie's appointment Monday, two days before interim CEO Susanne Lyons joins other Olympic sports leaders to testify in front of a House subcommittee about the abuse issue.

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